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When confirming the decision publicly, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss took a less personal approach. "The same person who takes the decision to make him second captain makes this decision now". Following the Red Devils' 1-1 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford , the Frenchman opined how the Mancunian giants should focus on playing a more offensive style of football, especially whilst on their home turf.
  • Tiger Woods' flawless response to those who doubted he'd never win again

    Tiger Woods' flawless response to those who doubted he'd never win again

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    Many current LPGA players were tweeting about Woods' first PGA Tour victory in more than five years. And he's in good position - after a 5-under-par 65, he leads Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose by three shots . "I think it's special for him now to kind of join these younger players as a teammate". The triumph also follows a series of personal struggles for Woods over the years, including a DUI arrest, back problems, a cheating scandal with ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, and a nude-photo leak ...
  • Dabo Swinney Reveals How He Found Out QB Kelly Bryant Was Transferring

    Dabo Swinney Reveals How He Found Out QB Kelly Bryant Was Transferring

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    Bryant has reportedly missed the last couple of practices while he took in the news and decided upon his future. "If I was anxious about that or was deceitful in some way, I could've huddled up our coaches and said let's make sure we start him against Syracuse , that way he's got no option, but that's not how I operate", Swinney said.
  • Arsenal's Danny Welbeck making case to get more starts - Unai Emery

    Arsenal's Danny Welbeck making case to get more starts - Unai Emery

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    We hope to see a lot more of him in the first team". Welbeck's contract expires at the end of the current season and, although Emery is no longer directly involved in negotiations with players, he is keen to keep the 27-year-old. Welbeck's inclusion in the XI paid dividends nearly immediately, as the English forward notched up his first goal of the night within the first six minutes.
  • EXTRA TIME: How South Africa reacted to Fifa's The Best award show

    EXTRA TIME: How South Africa reacted to Fifa's The Best award show

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    Legendary Brazilian forward Marta and first-time nominee Reynald Pedros were rewarded as The Best FIFA Women's Player and Women's coach respectively. France's World Cup-winning boss Didier Deschamps was named men's coach of the year. "It's a top goal but Gareth Bale , the magnitude of the game in the Champions League final, to do what he did there - Bale must've moved something from the mantle piece thinking 'I'm getting that.' Unbelievable".
  • Tiger Woods: I was close to tears on the last hole

    Tiger Woods: I was close to tears on the last hole

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    While there are some who lament the way that Woods has taken the lead on a Saturday and turned Sunday into a formality over the course of his career, this win was different because of everything that has lead up to it over the last five years.
  • Klopp talks up Chelsea title chances

    Klopp talks up Chelsea title chances

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    Klopp said: "It's the biggest change I ever saw in such a short space of time - wow. I didn't speak to him [yet] today so we will see how he comes here today and then we'll make a decision about him". "The pressure is already there". Chelsea failed to maintain their winning streak against West Ham at the weekend because they did not use the ball quickly enough, David Luiz has argued.
  • Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United players for poor mentality against Derby

    Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United players for poor mentality against Derby

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    The player and manager have seemed increasingly at odds over recent months, and on Saturday Pogba launched a not-too-subtle attack on his coach by urging United to change their style and " attack, attack, attack ". When you play, you do the best that you can, and when you speak, you have to be careful what you say. "So it is a match of 90 minutes which we have to try and win and the choice of the players is based on that".
  • Federer, Zverev put Europe on top at Laver Cup

    Federer, Zverev put Europe on top at Laver Cup

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    As Djokovic returned on his forehand, he accidentally sent the ball careering into Federer , who wasn't able to get out of the way before the ball hit him square in the backside. Both singles and doubles are best-of-three sets with ad scoring. Under the format being used for the tournament, a 10-point tiebreak is used instead of a decisive third set.
  • US Open champion Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final

    US Open champion Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final

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    Pliskova , meanwhile, was more than happy to take advantage of Osaka's sloppiness, converting both her break point opportunities and reeling off the last 11 points to secure a second WTA title of the campaign. But Pliskova slowly turned the screws and broke for 3-2 with a fizzing backhand which her opponent swished well wide. Pliskova soon set her foot after unleashing another brutal drive as Osaka made flat-fault into the net.
  • Meghan Markle surprised Prince Harry with wedding veil details

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    Meghan was joined by a roster of sports stars including tennis player Laura Robson, gymnastics coach Scott Hann, and England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers - an obvious advantage, you might think. Harry's team was equally impressive, featuring former United States basketball star David Robinson, ex-England cricketer Mark Ramprakash, marathon star Paula Radcliffe and former England rugby player Ugo Monye.
  • Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet set to start for Liverpool at Chelsea

    Dejan Lovren and Simon Mignolet set to start for Liverpool at Chelsea

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    Style completely (different)". What a manager he is, to be honest. Outstanding football, and now doing it in a very interrupted pre-season [due to the World Cup]. Liverpool's Egypt forward Salah , who had failed to score in his last two league games, went close with a delightful flicked effort with his back to goal at the end of the first half, the Anfield crowd singing his name in praise.
  • Road to redemption - Tiger's fall and rise

    Road to redemption - Tiger's fall and rise

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    But the most emotional moment might have been the buildup to the win when the crowd rushed the course and fans ran onto the fairway to follow Woods as he walked to the green on the 18th hole. "Obviously had a couple of wins on the PGA TOUR, as well, this year, and managed to keep that going into the Playoffs with finishing the year with three top 5s".
  • Bold Eden Hazard claim made by Pedro and it concerns Lionel Messi

    Bold Eden Hazard claim made by Pedro and it concerns Lionel Messi

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    The Spaniard is having a torrid time in front of goal and after missing a host of chances in the Europa League , he missed a crucial chance once again late on against West Ham . Kante's role, too, has changed thanks to the arrival of Jorginho to anchor the base of the Chelsea midfield which has released the French midfielder to create rather than simply destroy.
  • Arsenal continue progress under Emery

    Arsenal continue progress under Emery

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    Playing under a new manager in Unai Emery , Ramsey is in the a year ago of his Arsenal contract and the decision over his future will nearly certainly become a talking point this season. The game against Everton was Arsenal's first clean sheet under Unai Emery's reign. Not least from Everton's 25-year-old former Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne , who had a dipping, swerving free-kick tipped over by Cech on 31 minutes.
  • TV Ratings Are Out For Tiger Woods’ Final Round On Sunday

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    In fact, the Tiger footage actually comes from a cool video the PGA Tour made a year ago of Woods watching his fellow PGA Tour pros show appreciation for his incredible career victory total. Herman, 33, and Woods have been dating for more than a year. "It is a time to go out and play". Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, knows just how hard her famous uncle has worked to reach this point and what this title means to him, tweeting: "This is a special one".
  • Isco calls for Modric to win Ballon d'Or after Champions League win

    Isco calls for Modric to win Ballon d'Or after Champions League win

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    Thibaut Courtois returned to the side after dropping to the bench against Roma with Keylor Navas deputising and Lopetegui says the Belgian is learning how to play football with his feet. "I can not say how many times they have put graffiti on my house and even my wife's gravestone which I have not mentioned up until now", he said. "They are a side that has improved and the squad is more complete, has more depth".
  • The Jimmy Butler sweepstakes escalate with quick deadline

    The Jimmy Butler sweepstakes escalate with quick deadline

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    Instead, Towns said he wanted to talk with owner Glen Taylor about a number of organizational issues before agreeing to sign his massive extension. The Heat's media day is Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, to be followed by Tuesday's start of training camp at Florida Atlantic University at AmericanAirlines Arena.
  • 49ers to meet with at least three quarterbacks

    49ers to meet with at least three quarterbacks

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    The 26-year old QB signed a five-year, $137.5 million deal with the 49ers this off-season. Still, Cromartie was not alone, and the suggestion that the 49ers take Kaepernick back on began populating Twitter as fans learned of Garoppolo's injury.
  • FIFA Best Awards: Ronaldo & Messi set to snub lavish London ceremony

    FIFA Best Awards: Ronaldo & Messi set to snub lavish London ceremony

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    Indications suggest Real Madrid midfielder Modric is the favourite, having also won the World Cup's Golden Ball and UEFA's Player of the Year award. Modric pipped Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to the title. Courtois said: "I want to thank my team-mates at Chelsea , at Real Madrid and the national team - also my managers".
  • Leonard jokes at Raptors media day: 'I'm a fun guy'

    Leonard jokes at Raptors media day: 'I'm a fun guy'

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    DeRozan says "everybody looks at me and Kyle's relationship, but me and Kyle's relationship wouldn't have started if it hadn't been for Rudy". Kawhi Leonard has officially arrived in Toronto. "He's a fun guy (when) you get to know him", Green said. "The narrative of not wanting to come to this city is gone, believe in yourselves", Ujiri said, noting afterward that Leonard remarked to him about how handsome Toronto is.
  • Luka Modric wins FIFA The Best award ends Ronaldo Messi duopoly

    Luka Modric wins FIFA The Best award ends Ronaldo Messi duopoly

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    Modrić is expected to win the award after playing a huge part in taking Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League and Croatia to a World Cup final. Messi's strike faces competition from Gareth Bale's overhead kick in the Champions League final, while Ronaldo's acrobatic effort against Juve in the quarter-finals and Salah's goal in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Everton in December 2017 are also among the 10 candidates.
  • 49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

    49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

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    It was Garoppolo's 11-yard pass to Marquis Goodwin early in the third quarter that started the comeback, and Morris scored on a short touchdown run later in the quarter to make it 35-24. If Garoppolo is unable to play next week against the Chargers, C.J. Beathard would likely start as quarterback, unless the 49ers front office decides to explore a trade or free agency.
  • Kenya: Alexis Sanchez blasted for poor performance | The Standard - Kenya

    Kenya: Alexis Sanchez blasted for poor performance | The Standard - Kenya

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    Even so, Pogba believes Sanchez's class and work rate in training will eventually tell, and he still expects the 29-year-old to come good at Old Trafford . That's my way of thinking - we should move better, we should move more. However, we sat back to defend and didn't show the level of performance that we did in the first half.
  • What would a Jimmy Butler trade look like?

    What would a Jimmy Butler trade look like?

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    Butler has given Minnesota three teams to which he's interested in being dealt - the New York Knicks , Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers. The Timberwolves are reportedly not willing to listen to any trade offers for Butler yet as they want to try and work things out with training camp only days away.
  • Chiefs Emerge as Team With Trade Interest in Earl Thomas

    Chiefs Emerge as Team With Trade Interest in Earl Thomas

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    Thomas will cost a lot, but if the Chiefs are true Super Bowl contenders, as they have proven to be this early in the year, then the price would be worth it. "I felt like that was just in the moment and if they were going to trade for me and extend me, they should have did it, " Thomas said of his gesture that drew a 15-yard penalty.
  • How to watch Tiger Woods at the Tour Championship on Friday

    How to watch Tiger Woods at the Tour Championship on Friday

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    Jason Day admits he is hungry to return to golf's spotlight after taking a back seat to a vintage Tiger Woods on day one at the Tour Championship . "It's always been something", Woods said of what has kept him from winning this year. Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler , the tournament's co-leaders, each shot 65.
  • Sporting world erupts over Tiger Woods' incredible victory

    Sporting world erupts over Tiger Woods' incredible victory

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    This was Woods' first victory since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. Fans stampeded after Woods as he walked up the last fairway, pressing closer and closer, his security detail barely able to contain the frenzy. "The pain he had to endure, the things he had to do just to play and just how hard it was for him to walk, and he ended up walking 36 holes (in one day) and winning a US Open".
  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski almost traded to Lions, threatened to retire

    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski almost traded to Lions, threatened to retire

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    Following the 26-10 loss to the Lions last night, Gronkowski acknowledged he didn't want to play for former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia or catch passes for Matthew Stafford. Once Gronkowski threatened to retire, he and the Patriots met to map out a plan that would keep Gronkowski on the team for his entire career. Gordon's one catch this season was a 17-yard game-tying touchdown in Cleveland's Week 1 tie against the Steelers.
  • Gameday: Bills lead the Vikings 27-0 at halftime

    Gameday: Bills lead the Vikings 27-0 at halftime

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    Tre'Davious White was pumped after the 27-6 win. The Bills should have skunked the Vikings , with Minnesota's lone points coming on a garbage-time touchdown with Buffalo spending most of the day up big. He capped that possession with a 1-yard touchdown sneak on fourth down for a 24-0 lead in the second quarter. He settled nearly exclusively for safe underneath or sideline throws, but took advantage of several broken coverages by the Vikings for chain-moving gains.
  • Garoppolo carted to locker room with knee injury

    Garoppolo carted to locker room with knee injury

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    I just did not feel that we played good in all three phases. Losing Garoppolo means losing the catalyst for the optimism entering the season. The Niners had little chance to match up against quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' red-hot offense in their own building Sunday.
  • Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship as Justin Rose secures FedEx Cup

    Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship as Justin Rose secures FedEx Cup

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    The two-time victor of the year-ending PGA Tour event said he feels like he has always putted well on the par-70 course that is nearly 7,400 yards. And all that pent-up Tiger Love found an outlet as Woods closed out the win with a 71. "I started tearing up a little bit", Woods said. Woods' displays so far in 2018 suggested he was finally over the injury problems that had plagued him in recent years.
  • Virgil van Dijk

    Virgil van Dijk "absolutely ok" after suffering rib injury vs. Southampton

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    But his wait for a goal after a three-game drought was soon over when Shaqiri's wonderful 25 yard free-kick hit the crossbar and Salah grabbed his third goal of the season as it sat up invitingly on the line. The game was over by half-time but one post-game talking point focused on Virgil van Dijk . "It should not be too serious". He said: 'I couldn't shout anymore, ' so that's obviously 60 percent less of his level.
  • Vikings Fans Stunned After 27-6 Loss

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    Now-retired Davis must be sitting at home wondering if walking away from the team so abruptly was the right move after the Bills have found new life. Near the end of a shocking first quarter in which the 17-point underdog Bills opened a 17-0 lead over the Minnesota Vikings , the rookie quarterback hurdled Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr to gain the final yard he needed for a first down on a third-and-9 scramble.
  • Rodgers, Peterson meet again when Packers visit Redskins

    Rodgers, Peterson meet again when Packers visit Redskins

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    Both teams enter this Week 3 matchup tied for first place in their respective divisions. Green Bay: The offensive performance was marred by missed opportunities, including multiple dropped passes on third and fourth downs. What's not debatable is that the level of play at corner is light years ahead of where it was last season. Luckily for the Redskins , their defense remained resolute.
  • Pats' Gronkowski To Detroit Lions: It's Not You, It's Me

    Pats' Gronkowski To Detroit Lions: It's Not You, It's Me

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    Gronk, 29, who had pondered retirement after the team's Super Bowl loss in February, threatened to walk away from the game and did not return Lions' calls, sources told the network. New England ultimately pulled the plug on the trade. That despite the fact that coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are running the show in Detroit: both were long-time stalwarts of the Patriots organization.
  • Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League must do better

    Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League must do better

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    Former England worldwide, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will beat West Ham 3-1 in their Premier League game on Sunday. 'It will be a really hard match, ' said Sarri. After the home side switched off from a corner, Luiz touched the ball into the striker's path but Morata's effort was straight at Fabianski, who saved bravely with his face.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo WILL NOT miss out on emotional return to Manchester United

    Cristiano Ronaldo WILL NOT miss out on emotional return to Manchester United

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    The 33-year-old was perhaps unfortunate that German referee Felix Brych opted for a red, rather than a yellow, card but there was still risk in engaging with Murillo. We can't go back in time because Ronaldo has already been sent off and the match has finished'. Cristiano Ronaldo has endured a shaky start to life at Juventus , but coach Massimiliano Allegri claims the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has nothing to prove.